Kingman man who threatened President Trump sentenced to 3 years in prison

December 19, 2018 GMT

A Kingman man who threatened the life of President Donald Trump will spend more than 3 years in prison.

U.S. District Judge Steven P. Logan sentenced Jerrod Hunter Schmidt, 39, of Kingman, to 37 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. On Sept. 28, Schmidt was found guilty by a federal jury of two counts of threatening the president and two counts of making interstate threatening communications.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office, Schmidt made a series of calls to the Nebraska Court of Appeals court clerk’s office in April when he learned his conviction for a prior felony was affirmed by the court. Schmidt left voice messages threatening to shoot and kill Trump, in addition to one of the court clerks and other political figures. The investigation in this case was conducted by the United States Secret Service with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Nebraska State Patrol.